Smiley Face Water Tower in Atlanta, Illinois

Quick photo of the smiley face water tower in Atlanta, Illinois! This water tower must be really happy to live in this midwestern town!

Smiley Face Water Tower in Atlanta, Illinois

This smiley water tower is located on Route 66 and gives a warm welcome to those visiting the rural town, driving the Mother Road, stopping by to check out the giant muffler man with a hot dog, or grabbing lunch at The Palms Grill Cafe.

The water tower was painted bright yellow and given a silly smiley face in 2003, costing $175,000.

If you love this Illinois roadside attraction, you might want to check out another painted water tower on your next road trip: the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville.

Route 66 Smiley Face Water Tower

Location: Atlanta, Illinois
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: July 15, 2007


Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!